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Attorney for Anthony's parents resigns
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - An attorney for Casey Anthony's parents has resigned from representing the Florida couple. Attorney Brad Conway said Monday that he can no longer represent Cindy and George Anthony because he has become a witness to an inaccurate legal pleading in the case.
Attorney: Misty Croslin said cousin took Haleigh Cummings
An attorney for Misty Croslin said cousin Joe Overstreet took Haleigh as 'a substitute' for a gun. ST. AUGUSTINE The woman who was at home with Haleigh Cummings the night she disappeared told investigators she heard the girl being attacked, her attorney said Tuesday.
Defense Attorney Says He Expects a Verdict in Blagojevich Case
The defense attorney for Robert Blagojevich says he expects there will be a verdict Tuesday.
Misty Croslin attorney: She heard Haleigh Cummings being attacked before she vanished
ST. AUGUSTINE Misty Croslin cowered beneath a sheet and�heard the screams of Haleigh Cummings being attacked the night the 5-year-old disappeared, Croslin's attorney said this morning. Croslin has told investigators she was at the mobile home in Satsuma in Putnam County and heard the attack then heard a van door outside open and close, Robert Fields said following a hearing on a prescription ...
Elder attorney to speak Tuesday in Portage
PORTAGE | Connie Bauswell, elder attorney in Portage, will speakat the next Connections meeting at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday the PortagePublic Library, 2665 Irving St.
Media Lawyer: Client's Facebook 'hit' wasn't meant for girl he allegedly raped
WEST CHESTER A West Chester man used his Facebook page to solicit a hit man to kill a woman he had allegedly raped after the two met at a party in the borough, according to authorities.
County Attorney Susan Gaertner on Lee case and prosecution strategies
Ramsey County's top crime fighter reflects on prosecutions and the judicial system, as she winds down her 16 year tenure as Ramsey County Attorney.
Attorney Defends Bankrupt Teresa Giudice's $60,000 Shopping Spree
Legally you are entitled to spend money you earn after a bankruptcy, says Jim Kridel, after the Housewives star took heat for her spending
Attorney wants speedy trial in UConn stabbing
The lawyer for a man accused of fatally stabbing Connecticut football player Jasper Howard wants to take the case to trial this fall. Jasper Howard - Connecticut Huskies - Sports - Lawyer - Football
County Attorney still awaiting Allen autopsy
Henry County Attorney, Darin Stater said there are currently no further pending charges against Dennis Wiley, Jr. and Dennis Wiley, Sr. from the altercation at the Moose Lodge Friday, July 31.
Defense wants district attorney's office off case of 2008 attack on D.J. Bell
SALT LAKE CITY The Salt Lake County district attorney herself took the stand Tuesday to defend her office against...
Government lawyer asks judge to quash HST challenge
A B.C. government lawyer has asked the B.C. Supreme Court to quash a legal challenge against the HST by former premier Bill Vander Zalm.
Missouri's attorney general convenes lake water quality forum
OSAGE BEACH Attorney General Chris Koster hopes to recommend new water quality protections at the Lake of the Ozarks before the Legislature convenes in January. Koster began a two-day forum Tuesday on water quality at the popular central Missouri tourist lake. The event comes a year after a public controversy over the delayed release by Gov. Jay Nixon's administration of test results showing ...
Judge to assign new lawyer to suspect in ex-BYU profs death
Judge to assign new lawyer to suspect in ex-BYU profs death By Nate Carlisle The Salt Lake Tribune Updated Aug 17, 2010 12:36PM MDT Provo The attorney representing a couple accused of killing a former BYU professor has asked a judge to split their defense. Roger and Pam Mortensen are charged with murdering 70-year-old Kay Mortensen on Nov. 16 at his Payson home. The couple claims Kay ...
Lawyer: Misty Knows Who Took Haleigh
As Misty Cummings enters another no contest plea on drug trafficking charges, the attorney for the 18-year-old says she has told investigators that Haleigh Cummings' cousin put the 5-year-old in a black bag and took her away.
DNA shows Fischer not girl's dad: lawyer
DNA tests on the body of chess legend Bobby Fischer show he is not the father of a nine-year-old Filipino girl, a lawyer for a rival claimant says.
Misty Croslin Attorney: Joe Overstreet Took Haleigh Cummings
PUTNAM COUNTY, Fla. -- Now that the last person to see Haleigh Cummings knows she'll be heading to prison, her attorney is opening up about what happened that night in February 2009, and fingers are pointing to Tennessee.
Lawyer Charges Paterson Never Planned To Pay For World Series Tickets
A lawyer for the state's Public Integrity Commission says testimony showed Governor David Paterson never intended to pay for World Series tickets he got last year from the Yankees and that the governor should pay the maximum penalty for his actions.
UConn Stabbing Suspect's Lawyer Wants Fall Trial
The lawyer for a man accused of fatally stabbing Connecticut football player Jasper Howard wants to take the case to trial this fall.
Mississippi Attorney Files BP Racketeering Suit
A Greenwood, Miss., attorney is accusing BP of racketeering in a lawsuit filed in northern Mississippi's U.S. District Court, yesterday.
DNA shows Fischer was not Filipino girl's fatherlawyer
REYKJAVIKDNA tests on the body of chess legend Bobby Fischer show he is not the father of a nine-year-old Filipino girl at the center of a row over his estate, a lawyer for a rival claimant said Tuesday.
Lawyer questions alcohol test for officer in crash
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) A lawyer for an Indianapolis police officer accused of driving drunk and causing a fatal crash is questioning whether police had probable cause to give him a blood test.
Government lawyer asks judge to quash HST challenge
A B.C. government lawyer has asked the B.C. Supreme Court to quash a legal challenge against the HST by former premier Bill Vander Zalm.
Teresa Giudice's Attorney has Her Back
Teresa Giudice's attorney, Jim Kridel, defends the 'Real Housewives' shopping spree Gina DiFalco Teresa Giudice cant catch a break when it comes to her financial situation. While publications have been reporting details of news that the Real Housewives of New Jersey star has spent $60,000 in a shopping spree after filing for bankruptcy last October, her attorney is coming to her defense.
Attorney General files suit against local publisher
Attorney General accuses David Caswell and New Century Publishing of violating state consumer protection laws by accepting payment without providing publishing services. IBJ reported July 30 that several authors had paid New Century for books but never received them.
Teresa Giudice was free to spend $60K-lawyer
Teresa Giudice's lawyer defends reality star's purchase of $60K worth of home furnishings, made after bankruptcy filing.
Lawyer: Chess icon Fischer didn't father girl
A lawyer in Iceland says DNA tests show that chess master Bobby Fischer was not the father of a 9-year-old girl from the Philippines.
Lawyer: Chess icon Fischer didn't father girl
LONDON - A lawyer in Iceland says DNA tests show that chess master Bobby Fischer was not the father of a 9-year-old girl from the Philippines.
MS Attorney General says BP needs faster claims process
JACKSON, MS (WLOX) - The State Attorney General's office says BP has yet to pay 63 percent of claims for losses from the oil spill in Mississippi. Attorney General Jim Hood says he's been working with BP on a faster claims process, one that will allow victims to track their claims online.
Lawyer's staying mum
Heather Roy's lawyer won't shed light on events that led to her demise.
Attorney wants speedy trial in UConn stabbing
The lawyer for a man accused of fatally stabbing University of Connecticut football player Jasper Howard wants to take the case to trial this fall.
Pfizer Seeking to Duck Prempro Cancer Liability, Lawyer Argues at Trial
A Pfizer Inc. unit is seeking to duck responsibility for womens breast cancers linked to its Prempro menopause drug, a lawyer argued.
Attorney: Lawyers in Blago case summoned to court
A lawyer for the brother of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (blah-GOY'-uh-vich) says attorneys in the case have been summoned to the courtroom.
Laurent's attorney asks for new trial
BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) - The attorney for convicted murderer Leo Laurent claims his client should be given a new trial because of jury tampering and mistakes made by the court during the June trial in Forrest County.
Bahrain cracks down on Shiite activists
A Bahraini lawyer says security forces have detained six more opposition members in a crackdown on the Gulf kingdom's majority Shiites who complain of being disenfranchised.
SC lawyer gets 3 years in murder-for-hire scheme
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina attorney will spend three years in prison after pleading guilty to trying to hire someone to kill another lawyer.
Lawyer for stabbing defendant wants trial soon
The lawyer for a man accused of fatally stabbing University of Connecticut football player Jasper Howard wants to take the case to trial this fall. Jasper Howard - Connecticut - University of Connecticut - American football - United States
Attorney wants Midland County judge off case after 'screw you' comment
A Midland County judge reportedly told a defense attorney screw you during a closed-door meeting to discuss a case. Now, the attorney wants the judge disqualified from the case that involves the death of a 49-year-old Midland woman.
W.Va. Attorney General Sues Computer Screen Makers
Attorney General Darrell McGraw has filed a lawsuit against the world's largest manufacturers of LCDs alleging that the companies conspired to fix prices.
Government lawyer asks judge to quash HST challenge
A B.C. government lawyer has asked the B.C. Supreme Court to quash a legal challenge against the HST by former premier Bill Vander Zalm.
Attorney wants speedy trial in UConn stabbing
Attorney wants fall trial for man charged with stabbing UConn football player to death
Suspect in ex-BYU profs death to get new lawyer
Suspect in ex-BYU profs death to get new lawyer By Nate Carlisle The Salt Lake Tribune Updated Aug 17, 2010 05:36PM MDT Provo An attorney representing a couple accused of killing a former BYU professor has asked a judge to split their defense. On Tuesday, attorney Greg Skordas asked to be pulled from defending 48-year-old Roger Mortensen, but to continue representing Pam Mortensen, 34. Based ...
Attorney Faces Suspension In Diet Drug Scandal
A trial commissioner is recommending a Kentucky attorney who worked on the class-action lawsuit over the diet drug fen-phen should be suspended from legal practice for five years.
WITH DOCUMENT: Attorney for accused Cheshire killer wants statements suppressed
NEW HAVEN An attorney for Steven J. Hayes is trying to suppress the contents of Hayes interview with State Police detectives the day of the Cheshire triple homicide because police did not tape record it.
Have legal questions? WIS helping you ask a lawyer for free
The South Carolina Bar Ask-A-Lawyer program, which coordinates volunteer lawyers in a regional effort to assist the public with its legal questions, will be held in Columbia on Tuesday.
Mississippi Attorney General Disputes BP's Rosy Claims Report
BP says the company has not denied claims made for lost income from the Deepwater Horizon oil catastrophe, but the company's records show 63 percent of claims are still pending without payment, Mississippi's attorney general said Tuesday.
Cosmetic surgeon poises new libel suit vs lawyer
A LAWYER is facing a new libel suit for allegedly spreading lies about celebrity doctor Vicky Belo and the botox procedure performed on international singer Charice Pempengco.
Local Attorney Robbed at Knifepoint
A woman held a Greenville lawyer at knifepoint and tied him up inside his own office. Attorney William Wooten told NewsChannel 12 the suspect was one of his clients.
Lawyer questions alcohol test in IMPD crash
A lawyer for an Indianapolis police officer accused of driving drunk and causing a fatal crash is questioning whether police had probable cause to give him a blood test.
New prosecutor joins Moffat County district attorney staff
Since starting as the newest prosecutor for the 14th Judicial District Attorneys Office in Moffat County, Deputy District Attorney Marguerite Carr, 32, has hit the ground running. I jumped right in with both feet, she said. I took over half the felony caseload pretty much immediately. Carr filled the vacancy created by the resignation of Jeremy Snow, the former chief deputy district ...